The renaissance men

Photos by Kate Disher-Quill

In the process of creating this place, we've found some solid friendships with like-minded people who aren't afraid to get on the tools to lend a hand. We've decided the qualities of such humans (like the ones you see here) are modern day renaissance men. Multiple interests with many skills. 

They can build pretty much anything, hold down day jobs or their own businesses, prepare for babies on the way and still manage to set aside weekend, turn up with their own tools and materials and get to work. It's quite something, to know there is a great crew of people around who share our seemingly old-fashioned values, to lend a hand to a mate without the expectation of something in return. 

The guys you see here Rel, Geordie, Davros, Jon and Nick are those blokes (of course a special mention to Adrian, Dan and Nick). A testiment to their small town roots and multiple interests. This came as a much needed boost as we were starting to run out of steam!


Heleana Genaus

Heleana is a force of nature. Our Editor in Chief, the founder of In Venus Veritas and The Petrolette, and a co-founder of Rising Sun Workshop. Heleana shares her love of vintage cars, riding motorcycles, and (not-so-secretly) dreams of flying planes and piloting a riva aquariva (a la Sophia Loren) very fast through the canals of Venice. Supportive and connected, community is her lifeblood, and she is as real as they come.